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Axial Vinos offers the best selection of Spain’s winemaking regions.
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THE BEST SELECTION OF SPANISH WINES
Only those preserving the essence of Spain and delivering the best artisanal value deserve to be a part of the Axial Vinos family.
Extraordinary aromas, singular tastes, unique experiences: enjoying all of this is possible thanks to the various types of Spanish wines permeating the Iberian Peninsula.
The commitment of professional viticulturists and the country’s natural conditions turn Spain into a true hallmark of wine production. The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment estimates that the peninsula nowadays has a vineyard surface of 950,000 hectares (2.35 million acres) distributed among all autonomous communities.
The wine’s quality depends for the most part on the fruit it is manufactured with. In Spain, the best known fruit is the Tempranillo black grape, which is the basis of magnificent wines such as the Rioja or the Ribera del Duero. However, the white grape also known as Garnacha is the fastest growing grape in Spain.
Spanish wines classification as per European Regulations
Quality Wines Produced in Specified Regions (QWpsr)
- Denominación de Origen (DO) wines: are those that are made in a specific geographic area and use products from that region.
- Vinos de Pago (DO de Pago): Wines coming from a “Pago” which is defined as a particular terroir that possesses distinctive characteristics that make it unique and different from the rest of the vineyards or wine estates of the region.
- Denominación de Origen Calificado wines: only wines that have been proven to be of high quality for a prolonged period of time are awarded this classification. Only Rioja and Priorat are classified under the “Denominacion de Origen Calificada” designation and hence are the highest-quality winemaking regions in Spain.
- Vinos de Calidad con Indicación Geográfica: these are products from a specific region which aspire to become Denominación de Origen.
- Vino de la tierra: its manufacturing process like the one followed by DO wines, but their compliance with standards is not that stringent.
- Vino de mesa: this classification covers all wines which are not included in any of the previous classifications.
Spanish wines labels
A wine’s label is determined by its aging time. Wines that have aged for less than two years are called ‘young wines’. The most common classifications are:
- Crianza: red wines have to have spent 6 months in a barrel and have aged for a minimum of 2 years to have this label. White and pink wines have to have spent 6 months in a barrel as well, but their age should be at least 1 year.
- Reserva: red wines that have aged for 3 years and spent 1 in a barrel. White and pink wines, 2 years, with 6 months in a barrel to be considered as Reserva.
- Gran Reserva: red wines have to have at least 5 years and have spent 18 months in a barrel. For white and pink wines, this is 4 years, with 6 months in a barrel.
Discover our selection of Spanish wines at Axial Vinos and enjoy their aroma, flavors and experiences.